Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907



Y/M/D Description Place
1898/08/24 Russian Tsar Nicholas II proposes a peace conference to discuss world disarmament. The Tsar hopes to spare his country the financial burden of having to match the arms expenditures of Germany and Austria.
1899/05/17 American Minister Stanford Newel welcomes the US Commission to the Hague Peace Convention to his home.
1899/05/17 Delegate Seth Low joins the American Commission to the Peace Conference at the house of the American Minister Stanford Newel.
1899/05/17 The US Commission to the Peace Conference meet at the home of Minister Stanford Newel, and elect Andrew White President. Delegates include Stanford Newel, US Navy Capt Alfred T Mahan and US Army Capt William Crozier and Frederick W Holls, Secretary.
1899/05/18 The First International Peace Conference opens on Russian Tsar Nicholas II's birthday. Huis ten Bosch, The Hague
1899/06/00 Mahan argues against prohibiting the use of asphyxiating gases in warfare on the grounds that such weapons would inflict such terrible casualties that belligerents would be forced to end wars more quickly, thus providing a net advantage for world peace. Huis ten Bosch, The Hague
1899/07/00 Permanent Court of Arbitration is established by the first Hague Peace Conference under Articles 20 to 29 of the 1899 Hague Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes. Huis ten Bosch, The Hague
1899/07/29 The First International Peace Conference, the Hague treaties and declarations are signed and are entered into force on 4 September 1900. Huis ten Bosch, The Hague
1901/00/00 The Permanent Court of Arbitration makes it's seat in Prinsegracht 71. Old Court of Arbitration, Den Haag, The Hague
1904/00/00 US President Theodore Roosevelt recommends an international peace conference, but it was postponed because of the war between Russia and Japan.
1907/06/15 The Second International Peace Conference at the Hague, Netherlands opens. The conference concluded on the 18 October 1907. Binnenhof and Buitenhof, 'Gevangenpoort, The Hague
1910/04/27 At the American embassy in Paris, TR receives Premier Leon Bourfeois and Baron D'Estournelles De Constant. M Bourgeois, after saying that TR was responsible for the 2nd peace conference at The Hague, declares that he looked forward to a 3rd conference.
1913/08/28 In the presence of the Dutch royal family, sponsor Andrew Carnegie and an international group of jurists, politicians and pacifists, the key of the Peace Palace is presented to the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Peace Palace, Den Haag, The Hague

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